Buxton, Evanston, Barrington, Christmas Markets & Christmas Collage Pieces
Early Notice for Midwesterners - I will be at the Fall Flea Market at the Robert Crown Center, Main Street, Evanston on Saturday 1 November and then at the Showcase for Arts & Crafts in Barrington on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 November. These are my last two events in the Midwest before Christmas and so I hope to see a lot of friends and contacts who are looking for Christmas gifts.
Christmas Markets. Most Christmas and German Markets feature retailers selling imported goods which have been mass produced. But you can get locally handmade crafts at the Altrincham Christmas Markets which will operate four days a week for six weeks starting on Thursday 13 November. The markets on Thursdays and Fridays will run from 5pm till 9pm whilst the Saturdays and Sundays will run from 10 am till 4pm. I will be at 19 of these 24 markets which will revolutionise Christmas shopping in the North West. My current schedule of planned attendance at Art and Craft Fairs can be seen here.
I continue to add a lot of my original design, one signature Journals to the sale in the shop on my website. They are 50% off and can be seen here. They make great value gifts, but don't delay - once they are gone they are gone!
If you are planning to make cards or decorations for Christmas you may be interested in my packs of textile collage pieces. I will have these with me at fairs over the coming weeks or they are available in my website shop. I also offer Christmas collage packs printed on paper and these can also be purchased in my shop.
My 2015 slip covered diary is now available and can be purchased in my shop.
I am expecting to be very busy over the coming weeks and will try to keep stocks of all my regular products but if you plan to purchase anything in particular as a Christmas gift please advise me early so that I can reserve one for you.
If you want a special gift for someone or indeed a treat for yourself I can customise one of my books or other products for you. I have a page on my website with examples of such work. See here. But please give me adequate time to make it if it is a planned Christmas gift.
I have an ongoing requirement for envelopes, all sizes are welcome and any quantities will be gratefully received. Many thanks to the ladies who made drops at Altrincham last Sunday and to Emma who mailed me a large batch. If you are not planning to attend any of the fairs where I will be in the near future please contact me and I will try to arrange to collect them.
If you have a group (2 to 4) interested in attending a workshop please contact me to make mutually convenient arrangements. During the autumn and winter months they will be held in my studio. Details of the five different workshops can be seen here.
Are you a member of a textile group? I am currently taking bookings for talks and demonstrations during the autumn and winter months.Contact me to make arrangements.